The Urinalysis, Macroscopic test contains 1 test with 12 biomarkers.
Description: A urinalysis macroscopic test is a urine test that is used to screen for, diagnose, and monitor a variety of conditions and diseases urinary tract infections (UTIs) and kidney disorders.
Also Known As: Urine Test, Urine Analysis Test, Urinalysis Test, UA test, urine macroscopic examination Test, Macroscopic Urinalysis Test
Collection Method: Urine Collection
Specimen Type: Urine
Test Preparation: No preparation required
When is a Macroscopic Urinalysis test ordered?
When a person has a routine wellness assessment, is admitted to the hospital, will undergo surgery, or when a woman has a pregnancy checkup, a urinalysis dipstick test may be requested.
When a person visits a doctor with symptoms of a urinary tract infection or another urinary system ailment, such as kidney disease, a urinalysis will almost certainly be prescribed. The following are some possible signs and symptoms:
- Pain in the abdomen
- Urination that is painful or occurs frequently
- Urine with blood in it
Testing may also be conducted at regular intervals to track the progress of a condition.
What does a Urinalysis Macroscopic urine test check for?
A urinalysis is a series of examinations done on urine that are physical, chemical, and microscopic. The tests identify and/or measure a number of elements in the urine, including cells, cellular fragments, and microbes. These elements include byproducts of healthy and unhealthy metabolism.
Urine is produced by the kidneys, two fist-sized organs located on either side of the spine near the base of the rib cage. The kidneys help the body regulate its water balance, filter wastes from the blood, and store proteins, electrolytes, and other molecules for later use. To get rid of everything unnecessary, urine travels from the kidneys to the ureters, bladder, and urethra before exiting the body. The color, amount, concentration, and content of urine will change slightly every time a person urinates due to the varied elements in urine, despite the fact that pee is normally yellow and clear.
By screening for components in the urine that aren't typically present and/or monitoring aberrant levels of specific substances, many illnesses can be caught early on. Examples include glucose, protein, bilirubin, red and white blood cells, crystals, and pathogens. The following explanations for their presence include:
- There is a problem with the kidneys.
- As with bacteria and white blood cells, there is a urinary tract infection present.
Three separate testing steps make up a full urinalysis:
- The color and clarity of the urine are assessed using a visual examination.
- Chemical examination, which determines the concentration of urine and tests for roughly 9 chemicals that provide useful information about health and disease.
When there is an abnormal finding on the visual or chemical test, or if a healthcare practitioner explicitly demands it, a microscopic investigation is usually done.
If the results of a urinalysis are abnormal, it may be necessary to repeat the test to see if the results are still abnormal, and/or further urine and blood tests to help establish a diagnosis.
Lab tests often ordered with a Urinalysis Macroscopic test:
- Urine Culture
- Complete Blood Count
- Iron Total and Total Iron binding capacity
- Hemoglobin A1c
- Lipid Panel
- Urine Culture
- Bilirubin Fractionated
Conditions where a Urinalysis Macroscopic test is recommended:
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disease
- Kidney Stones
How does my health care provider use a Urinalysis Macroscopic test?
A urinalysis is a series of tests that can diagnose a variety of disorders. It can be used to screen for and/or diagnose a variety of illnesses, including urinary tract infections, renal abnormalities, liver diseases, diabetes, and other metabolic disorders, to name a few.
A urinalysis is a set of chemical, microscopic, and visual tests performed to look for cells, cell fragments, and compounds like crystals or casts in the urine that are linked to the illnesses described above. It can discover abnormalities that may necessitate further study and testing. Protein and glucose often start to appear in the urine before people realize they have a problem.
Urinalysis may be performed in tandem with other tests, such as urine albumin, to track treatment in persons with diseases or conditions such kidney disease or diabetes.
What do my urinalysis test results mean?
Urinalysis results can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Irregular discoveries are a red flag that something isn't quite right and should be investigated further. Other focused tests, such as a comprehensive metabolic panel, complete blood count, or urine culture, must be used to link the urinalysis results with a person's symptoms and clinical findings, and to seek for the causes of abnormal findings.
The higher the concentration of the unusual component, such as significantly higher levels of glucose, protein, or red blood cells, the more probable there is an issue that needs to be addressed. The results, on the other hand, do not tell the healthcare provider what caused the finding or whether it is a temporary or persistent illness.
A normal urinalysis does not rule out the possibility of disease. Early in a disease process, some persons will not release elevated amounts of a drug, and others will release them irregularly throughout the day, which means they could be overlooked by a single urine sample. Small amounts of substances may be undetectable in very dilute urine.
We advise having your results reviewed by a licensed medical healthcare professional for proper interpretation of your results.
NOTE: Only measurable biomarkers will be reported.